Mucuna Pruriens: A Clinical Review
Mucuna Pruriens, or Velvet Bean, is a bean that grows from trees and is very itchy to touch due to serotonin on its surface. It is a good source of L-DOPA, and contains some other molecules that may aid the benefits of L-DOPA. The other psychoactives in Mucuna are dosed too low to be relevant.
The Magic Velvet Bean of Mucuna pruriens
Lucia Raffaella Lampariello, Alessio Cortelazzo, Roberto Guerranti, Claudia Sticozzi, and Giuseppe Valacchi
Mucuna pruriens (Fabaceae) is an established herbal drug used for the management of male infertility, nervous disorders, and also as an aphrodisiac. It has been shown that its seeds are potentially of substantial medicinal importance. The ancient Indian...
Mucuna Pruriens Benefits for the Nervous System
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Mucuna pruriens benefits are well known in the East Indian medical system of Ayurveda where it has been used therapeutically for many generations to balance the reproductive and nervous systems of the body. Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens), also referred to as "Kapikachhu" in the Ayurvedic system and "cowhage" in other herbal..